Nor can a bearer of burdens bear another's burdens if one heavily laden should call another to (bear) his load. Not the least portion of it can be carried (by the other). Even though he be nearly related. Thou canst but admonish such as fear their Lord unseen and establish regular Prayer. And whoever purifies himself does so for the benefit of his own soul; and the destination (of all) is to Allah. (Quran 35:18)
Natural relationship may be considered as a reasonable cause or opportunity for bearing each other's burdens. For example, a mother or a father might offer to die for her or his child, and vice versa. But this does not apply to spiritual matters. There the responsibility is strictly personal and cannot be transferred to another.
This is what Islam says about claiming responsibility.
Sharia divides this issue into many parts. I'm trying to hand over the explanations of many volumes in a simple form. I ask the honorable commenters not to try to improve the Islamic position, because I am not publishing material to be discussed but the teachings of Islam from which logic must be filtered out and has to be made general.
In the traffic news, we hear: a truck collided with a Renault car, or a Mercedes ran into a tree. In Islamic jurisprudence, these statements are incomprehensible I know other jurisprudence systems are similar in this aspect. It can only be interpreted that William Brown, who was driving a truck, collided with Joseph Smith who was sitting in a car. Jeremy White led his Mercedes into a tree. A truck does not collide with a car by itself, nor does a Mercedes hit a tree. An identifiable offender must be found behind every act and intention. Only he can be responsible.
Prohibition of stigmatization
Examples: Hungarians break their promises, the Gypsies steal etc. This is not just about the importance of identification, but more. There is no collective guilt. A group cannot be blamed for the actions of individuals with the intent to discriminate the whole group. Labelling, stigmatization is the backyard of discrimination, followed by racism.
Tracking back to a person or persons.
Jews invaded the West Bank. This statement is incomprehensible that way. Not all Jews invaded the West Bank, but Moses, David, and those whom they gave command. But neither does Moses nor David invade unless Netanyahu commands this. So rightly, at the command of Prime Minister Netanyahu, Moses and David ordered the occupation of the West Bank. Not all Jews were there, so they have no responsibility. There are no Arab terrorists either, only Ahmed and Yusuf, who carried out the blast. If the offender did not commit the crime of his own will, the instigator should also be named. Incitement is greater sin than the act itself, because it is considered Fitna, the most serious crime that one can commit.
Transfer of responsibility.
Islam does not allow the transfer of responsibility. Therefore, no false testimony can be made in order to transfer part of the responsibility of our relative, friend, or business partner to ourselves or others. Of course, there is forgiveness, so a crime that has been committed can be forgiven, but that does not mean anything concerning the prohibition of responsibility transfer. But there are no two identical cases. Even forgiveness does not work in general either. Because on an individual level, a murder may have been forgiven by the victim's family, but due to its social weight, such an act cannot be dismissed by the court.
Transfer of responsibility from the theological point of view.
Is there Redemption in Islam? Let’s clarify the meaning of the word. If by redemption we mean that Jesus will come to restore the order before the Last Judgement, then we agree. If redemption means that Jesus redeemed people from their own sins, then Islam does not agree. Everyone redeems themselves with intentions and actions.
There is an earthly justice, but the real judgment is in the hands of Allah.
As a result of the above statements, those who profess Islamic values must claim responsibility after any deed and face the consequences. There is no misinterpretation, no transfer of responsibility. We must stand in front of a mirror and face ourselves.
Are you sure you do this?